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    Death Defying Acts

    "Death Defying Acts," presented by International City Theatre at the Center Theater in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. June 22-July 15. $27-35. (562) 436-4610.

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    Santa Fe Opera Kicks Off Season

    The Santa Fe Opera's 45th season kicks off Friday with Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."

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    'Woman' Thesp Okay After Tumble

    Many years ago, Kander and Ebb wrote a song for Chita Rivera's cabaret act called "Why Don't They Mention the Pain?" Its point was that the physical toll of a stage career may be hidden from audiences, but the performers know all too well how ruinous it can ...

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    Mad Rep

    I was recently talking to one of my close family members about Monty Python, the famed comic group that gave the world such classic films as Monty Python and the Holy Grail (recently re-released in theatres), The Life of Brian, and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, as well ...

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    Black Theatre Festival Falls Short of Budget

    The National Black Theatre Festival may have to cancel some productions because of a $300,000 budget shortfall, its founder says.

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    June Theatre Fests

    What is theatre? That might sound like the kind of question that invites a lot of abstract pontificating over drinks, but certain artists in this town are taking that question very seriously—seriously enough to ask it throughout the entire process of creating a new play. Both A.S.K ...

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    Crystal Awards Laud Women in Film

    Glenn Close accepted an honor at the 25th annual Women in Film awards that was presented by John Lithgow, who co-starred as a woman in her first movie.

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    <b>Daily Dispatch: June 22, 2001</b>: 'Measure for Measure'; Other News

    This difficult Shakespearean work is 'measured' for the great outdoors.

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    B'way More Fabulous, Less Invalid in 2000-01

    Broadway continues to mock reports of its impending doom, with record-setting performances in nearly every category of statistics released this week by the League of American Theatres and Producers. Attendance jumped more than 4% and, thanks to a 5.7% increase in the price of the average ticket price, the ...

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    B'way More Fabulous, Less Invalid in 2000-01

    Broadway continues to mock reports of its impending doom, with record-setting performances in nearly every category of statistics released this week by the League of American Theatres and Producers.